The Family Business in Tourism and Hospitality

The Family Business in Tourism and Hospitality

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The family business is a global phenomenon, and is particularly prominent in tourism and hospitality. In many cases, the family business was developed for the purpose of facilitating personal and family goals. For example, in rural areas, farmers can use tourism as a way to generate additional income, thereby remaining in the area and retaining family property. Running a bed and breakfast establishment is a way to mix family and work. Lifestyle, locational and autonomy motives are the norm, but profit and growth-oriented entrepreneurs are also found within family businesses.This book is the first academic treatment of family business issues within the tourism and hospitality industry. It provides comprehensive assessment of ownership, management and family-related concerns across the entire business and family life cycle. Many new international case studies of real family businesses are used to illustrate key points. The book will be of significant interest to researchers and students in tourism and hospitality, small business and entrepreneurship studies, as well as to owners and potential investors in family businesses.Getz et al. 2004. The Family Business in Tourism and Hospitality (D. Getz, J. Carlsen and A. Morrison) Table 1 .1 . ... And while many books and manuals have been published to guide families and owner-operators in generic business terms, none have dealt with the unique ... It was the Industrial Revolution of the 18th century that replaced family-based craft industry with larger manufacturing enterprises.

Title:The Family Business in Tourism and Hospitality
Author:Donald Getz, Jack Carlsen, Alison Morrison
Publisher:CABI - 2004-04-16


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